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Edit DNS Zone Subdomain MX Records

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by acenetryan, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. acenetryan

    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    It appears that the "Edit DNS Zone" function performs some additional checks in cPanel 11 before allowing a certain modification.

    Basically, a client is requesting that the MX record for their subdomain be different from their main domain. They would like their main domain's mail traffic to be handled by the local machine and all mail directed at the subdomain be handled by a remote server.

    I have the following records setup:

    Code:
    subdomain	14400	IN	CNAME	domain.com.
    
    subdomain	14400	IN	MX	0	remoteserver.com.
    
    However, when I attempt to submit it shows this error and does not save:

    Code:
    subdomain	14400	IN	CNAME	domain.com.
    
    subdomain	14400	IN	MX	0	remoteserver.com.
      subdomain.domain.com: CNAME and other data 
    
    I can manually modify the DNS zone and it works fine. Additionally, I went back and tested it on a cPanel 10 server and there were no issues.

    Anyone experience this? Perhaps I should submit a bug report?
     
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    Any response on this?
     
  3. acenetryan

    acenetryan Well-Known Member
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    I realize this thread is very old, but I feel compelled to answer this since it came up again today and I didn't find this answer anywhere in the cPanel forums.

    I found similar information to mtindor on this thread:

    http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/domain-pointing-another-site-61714.html

    here:

    Reed Media Services -- DNS/BIND/named error messages and problems

    But that didn't really answer my full question, I still want an MX record for this subdomain.

    I then found:

    MX records and CNames?

    Which states:

    "A CNAME record creates a name and makes it an alias of another name.
    The alias inherits all records associated with the original name.
    This means that, if the original has an MX record, the alias gains
    that MX record also."

    This is what I was looking for. Sure enough, I checked the CNAME I created and the MX record mirrors the MX of the original name it's mimicking. Neat!
     
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